My daughter picked out this crazy frog fabric on a summer shopping trip. I knew that I'd use it to make The Nelle dress, by Brownie Goose. I have made the BG Lazy Susan a couple times and wanted to try a different pattern. I will certainly be making more of these. The Nelle went together very quickly (though it would have been faster if I could have found my rolled hem foot for my machine!). I look forward to playing around with adding trim or using more than one fabric next time I make this dress. Perhaps it's finally time to cut up my coveted Tula purple raccoons to make her a dress. It's more likely I'll pick something else for the next one, but maybe the one after that. ;-)
This isn't exactly a winter dress, but we're in California, so throw on some leggings and a sweater and she could wear this now. It's also big enough that it will still fit her in Spring/Summer. To be honest, I kinda want one in my size (though maybe not this fabric). ;-)
I think this is a great beginner pattern with just one piece of elastic in casing and nothing too picky to fiddle with.
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What a sweet dress. Great finish. You don't want a matching dress? LOL
Thank you, Anja.
That's adorable! To be honest, I'd also like one in my size, in a different fabric!
So cute! I look forward to seeing it on the playground.
Thank you, Cathy.
Cute!! What does the little one think?
I think she's pretty thrilled. I wish I had the quote of her describing the fabric. In short, she is still pleased with her choice of fabric. It's certainly cute, but not what I would have picked. :-)
Oh - I remember having a little girl and boy to sew for! Way back when, but it was a lovely time in this Mum's life.
I know they won't always be excited and eager to wear clothes I've made for them. I'm certainly enjoying it for now. Thanks for visiting, Jenny.
The fabrics they pick are the outfits they'll WEAR. Your daughter is asserting her tastes. Go little one!
That is a fine point. And I do appreciate that her taste is bold. :-)
This is a great dress. Your daughter looks so cute in it, with her hands on her hips.
Thanks, Lisa. I do love her attitude. ;-)
I miss sewing for my daughter. I actually sewed a lot for my boys too. Now she only wears leggings, jeans and flannels. Oh well. I love this pattern and it looks like she will be able to wear it for a very long time. Perfect.
Leggings and flannels just wouldn't be as much fun to make. I've sewn shorts, pants and bowling shirts for my son. I feel like I need to venture into fabric other than 100% cotton woven to expand my options for him. Any particular boys clothing you recommend I try?
It suits her bunches and all! Cute frogs might not be the look you are after but maybe you could add pockets and use it as lining? Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.
The pockets! What a fun way to sneak in a crazy print. Thanks for the idea!